Elm Street at Bedford Terrace Smith College Northampton, MA 01063 +1 413 585 2760
The Smith College Museum of Art features four floors of numerous works in all mediums. Paintings, drawings, photography, and ancient artifacts are all well represented, and don't miss out on the 43 foot mural Nature and the Artist: The Work of Art and the Observer by well known Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo. The Smith College Museum of Art also hosts special exhibitions as well as special events such as gallery and artists talks. Admission is free the second Friday of the month.
Old First Church was founded in 1637 and is one of the oldest churches in the United States. The church played an important role in creating Springfield and was part of the Underground Railroad. Unfortunately the church is closed so you can not attend a sermon.
Built in the 1870s, Hampden County Courthouse is a historic building. The building used to look more like a castle than a courthouse, but alterations were done to make it blend into the city. The courthouse is still used today to for government trails and courts.
The Connecticut River cuts through Springfield's downtown and creates a picturesque area for people to walk or bike down. The Connecticut River is the longest river in New England and is 407 miles long. The river contains many species of fish, including Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout and the American eel.
1200 West Columbus Avenue Springfield, MA +1 413 750 2980
Riverfront Park is a 4.5-mile park by the Connecticut River. Within the park you will find the William C. Sullivan RiverFront Visitor Information Center, where you can find information, maps and brochures about the majestic Connecticut River, Springfield, and the adjoining Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway. The park is popular with joggers and bikers, on their way to or from the River Walk and bikeway.
Main Greeting Road Forest Park Springfield, MA 1138 +1 413 733 2251
The Zoo in Forest Park is home to 200 animals from all over the world. From camels to lemurs and leopards, the Zoo in Forest Park is a great place to spend a fun day out with the family. In addition to all the fun animals, the zoo has a propane driven train so guests can enjoy a fun ride around the zoo when their feet get tired. One of the most interesting things about the Zoo in Forest Park is their Adopt an Animal program, where you can sponsor an animal and receive information about your animal, free zoo passes, and your name on a plaque commemorating your support of the animals. Open hours vary depending on the time of year and weather.
Main Greeting Road Off 83 Springfield, MA 1138 +1 413 787 6434
Forest Park is 785 acres of pure outdoor fun. With all kinds of entertainment like a zoo, paddleboats, tennis courts, bocce ball, playgrounds and hiking trails, Forest Park has something for everyone. In the winter, the park is a great location for sledding and snowshoeing. Whether its summer, spring, winter or fall, Forest Park has got it all.
1200 West Columbus Avenue Springfield, MA 01105 +1 413 750 2980
The Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway is a 3.7-mile corridor running along the beautiful Connecticut River through Springfield. Stretching from the South End Bridge to Plainfield Street, the pathway passes Springfield landmarks like the Basketball Hall of Fame and Riverfront Park. The Walk and Bikeway is a great community resource for outdoor recreation.
9 Glendale Road Stockbridge, MA 1262 +1 413 298 4100
This museum features the largest single collection of Norman Rockwell works in the world. Exhibitions include many of Rockwell's famous Saturday Evening Post cover art, as well as other well known works like "Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas." This museum tries to convey the classic American spirit and the spirit of the American Dream through this beloved artist's work. Apart from Rockwell's work, the museum also features other special illustration exhibitions such as The Illustrated Posters of WWI, The World of the Graphic Novel and The Art of the New Yorker.
Stadium Drive University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1003
Located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium is home to the UMass Minutemen team. Though primarily a football stadium, it is used for various other sporting and cultural events. Opened for use in 1965, the stadium has a capacity of about 17,000 spectators. Do drop by here if you would want to check out the buzzing cultural life of the city.
The Springfield Marriott is great for all kinds of travelers.
Whether you're a family on vacation or a business traveler, the Springfield Marriott has what you need. The Springfield Marriott is located close to the area's major attractions and ...
The Springfield Science Museum and Seymour Planetarium is dedicated to
the natural sciences and artifacts found throughout New England. Children can explore and learn about the habitats of the Amazon rainforest, African savanna, a coral reef or the New ...
Built in the style of an Italianate villa in 1895,
the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum houses an eccentric collection of artifacts of Ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt and China, artworks, Chinese ceramics, Japanese armor and plaster casts of ...